Staying at the Voyager Beach Resort Mombasa
I hope you are doing well. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I recently went on holiday to Mombasa. If you do not, follow me here, to keep up with my adventures. It had been a while since I last visited Mombasa, (this was the last time I was down at the Coast) and I was excited to visit Coast and specifically Mombasa, with a set of fresh eyes. Anyway, while in Mombasa, I stayed at Voyager Beach Resort.
Voyager Beach Resort Mombasa
Voyager is a beach-front resort is located in Nyali, Mombasa, and is part of the hotel chain Heritage Hotels.
When you pull up to the gate, the security guard blows a horn to announce your arrival. I found that really special and heartwarming. Once you get in, you see manicured lawns, a tennis court, and a grand entrance to the resort.
First things first is sanitizing and a temperature check. The check-in process is very simple, and there’s always a member of staff who will guide you through the process as you enjoy a refreshing glass of fruit juice.
Decor and Ambience
Modeled like a cruise ship, you will notice that the decor and everything around the hotel is built around a ship theme. You will also notice a mounted flag at the reception, signifying what country MV Voyager has docked into. On the day of our arrival, the ship had docked at Kenya, meaning that for the day the meals, entertainment, and table settings would reflect something from Kenya’s diverse cultures.
The hotel is huge, there are plenty of rooms and you can choose to stay in either a garden view room or a sea view room. We stayed in a sea view room, and ours looked out into the ocean and one of the swimming pools.
The rooms are bright and you’ll find the overarching sailor theme in the decor. They are reasonably sized, and they each have a TV, mini-fridge, and safe. There is also a balcony in each of the rooms.
View from the room:
The resort has three restaurants and four bars.
The most notable thing was the food. Food can make or break your experience at a hotel and Voyager did not disappoint. All meals are served buffet style. There was also a good variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals as well as foods for infants. So you don’t have to worry about what your baby will eat. Not only is the food delicious but it’s also fresh.
Amenities and Entertainment
There are three pools, there is a sports pool, a fun pool where all the activities happen, and an infinity pool exclusive to adults.
There is never a dull moment at the hotel, all thanks to the active animation team. In the evenings, there’d be a live band playing, or a live performance after dinner, and the lovely staff would serenade guests celebrating their birthdays.
There are also activities for Kids’ running throughout the day to keep them occupied and entertained.
Things to do at Voyager Hotel
The weather calls for a dip at either one of their three pools.
- Relax and enjoy a book
There are quite a number of quiet spots in the lodge where you can read.
- Enjoy the view
One of the best things about Voyager is that it’s right by the beach. Enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean and if you’re up for it, wake up to catch the sunrise or catch the glorious sunsets in the evening.
- Water Polo
Have a blast playing water polo every morning in the fun pool.
- Water Sports:
The resort has a Watersports Centre where you can hire sporting equipment and get classes on the same.
You can try out Windsurfing and sailing at an extra cost.
- Beach Volleyball
Play beach volleyball with fellow guests every evening.
- Stroll at the beach
Feel the sand beneath your feet and relax as you take an evening stroll or morning jog.
- Swim in the ocean
WHO and MOH safety guidelines are observed and I felt very safe throughout my stay. Wearing a mask in the communal spaces is mandatory and the chefs serve meals to avoid too much contact on the surfaces.
The staff at the lodge were lovely and warm. Service was always prompt and they went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable.
Usually, I prefer more intimate hotels but I understand the appeal of an all-inclusive beach resort. They are perfect if you’re looking to just relax and forget about all your worries and have everything catered to. They are good value for money and I would highly recommend such hotels for families and groups.
In terms of sustainability, I noticed that the hotel serves water in glass bottles rather than plastic bottles and that is a step in the right direction. I reckon that they are doing a good job at keeping the resort as eco-friendly as possible.
All in all, I would highly recommend Voyager Hotel. The location is excellent, service is A1, cleanliness is a priority, the hotel has several nooks and aesthetically pleasing spots, lots of activities to keep you entertained, and lastly, the food is everything and more.
I would also recommend booking your stay on an all-inclusive basis, meaning that you can enjoy all three meals as well as snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This is the perfect option for people on holiday, not looking to leave the hotel for the duration of their stay.
I would love to visit the other hotels under the Heritage Hotels portfolio because Voyager has definitely set the bar high. I had a lovely experience staying at the hotel and cannot wait to go back.
For more information, check out their website.
Speaking of going back, they have an amazing offer running till 31st October 2021, that you should take advantage of ASAP- book three nights and stay the fourth night for free.
Let me know in the comments below what you think about Voyager and if you have stayed at the hotel, what your favourite thing about the hotel was.
*This post is not sponsored by Voyager Hotel*
Stay tuned for the next post which will be about the things to do in Mombasa as well as a vlog of my experience.
Stay safe and until next time,